The ongoing series in which local performers interpret personal letters written by culturally vital individuals from various times and Louisiana communities. Performances are free and open to the general public. Ordinarily, readings are live, however, due to COVID-19, earlier 2020 programming is podcast, listen HERE.
LETTERS READ 2020 Season, Upcoming:
The Podcast will go live at 6:00 pm on that day.
Robert, “Bob” Stuart was born in 1923, just three years after women in this country were allowed to vote. Originally from Shreveport, Louisiana. He served in the Navy during WWII, was honorably discharged in May, 1946, and lived a long and productive life as a civil servant in New Orleans. This during a time in the middle of the 20th century when identifying, or being identified as gay—or queer—could cause a dishonorable discharge from the military, strip you of civilian jobs, deny you housing, and ruin your reputation forever.
This event reflects upon the arc of Stuart’s life, the times through which he lived, and offers a tiny glimpse into correspondence from men who were his close and intimate friends, and one woman.
Letters and documents for this recording are from the Robert W. Stuart Papers, The Historic New Orleans Collection. Gift of Frank Perez, Acc. No. 2018.0225.
A Podcast with Actors George Saucier and Colin Miller.
Inspired by the work of Tennessee Williams.
Date to be announced.
This production is a conversation about being an actor, theatre as an art form, ruminations about Tennessee Williams, the Southern Gothic genre, and the arc of one’s career. In collaboration with Acting Up (In Acadiana) and with particular help from Amy Waguespack, Artistic Director, and founder of Acting Up.
Sound recording and audio engineering by Steve Chyzyk, Sonic Canvas Studio in New Orleans, and Paul Broussard, Leap Studio in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Questions? Contact us!